My Primary School is at the Museum
My Primary School is at the Museum tested the hypothesis that there may be beneficial learning, social and cultural outcomes for primary school children and their families when a significant portion of their learning takes place in a museum setting, as well as demonstrating the benefits for museums.
Groups of pupils from two primary schools and a nursery, from Tyne & Wear, Swansea and Liverpool, were based at their local museum for up to a term between January and June 2016.
My Primary School is at the museum is a collaboration between King’s College London's School of Education, Communication & Society and Kensington Children’s Centre and Tate Liverpool; St Thomas Community Primary School and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea; Hadrian Primary School and Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum (TWAM). It was conceived by Garbers & James Architects and it was supported by the university's Culture team.